Medical Minute: Sacroiliac (Si) Joint With Dr. Paul Stanton
Welcome to a Medical Minute segment with Dr. Paul Stanton from the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. The video below will cover what the Sacroiliac (Si) Joint is, how you can diagnosis an SI Joint disorder and the treatment options available.
The SI joint is the joint that links the spine and the pelvis. Pain in this area can often be difficult to diagnose and most patients have a difficult time locating exactly what joint is giving them trouble – whether it is the hip, back, or the Sacroiliac (Si) Joint. If you are not able to find pain relief through conservative treatments at home, we recommend visiting one of our spine surgeons at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group to properly diagnose your condition through physical examination, imagining, injury history assessment and diagnostic injections.
Treatment options for the Sacroiliac (Si) Joint will vary dependent on the severity of your case however may include, physical therapy, injections, pain management, or manual manipulation. If those options fail and do not provide long-lasting relief, then surgery may be the recommended option.
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group’s board-certified spine surgeons will put together a customized program specific for your diagnosis and recommended treatment.